Amy Klobuchar and Michael Bennet may not have the executive experience that Joe Biden, Steve Bullock, John Hickenlooper, Jay Inslee, Cory Booker, Julian Castro, and Pete Buttigieg have.
They may not have the rhetorical gifts and passionate delivery styles that Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Beto O’ Rourke possesses.
They may not have the treasure chest of policy proposals Elizabeth Warren has.
They may not have the devoted followers of Bernie Sanders.
They may not have the financial resources Tom Steyer or the other Democrats who had a very successful fundraising quarter.
What they both have are strong and steady pragmatic progressive records with solid legislative experience with steady and middle of the road temperments that most voters can relate to.
In essence, they are, if you watched the final episode of Game of Thrones a couple of months back, the Bran Starks of the race, candidates, that if elected, would offer a reassuring, comforting, and calming influence over the country after a prolonged chaotic period.
Klobuchar and Bennet are candidates that are not politically or temperamentally extreme.
Both are committed to good government and public service. They are both experienced legislators with proven progressive records. They have both outlined progressive visions should they win the Presidency that would move the country forward.
Finally, both would provide the nation a sorely needed breath of refreshing air after the turmoils of the current Administration.
While the other leading Presidential candidates (Biden, Warren, Harris, Buttigieg, Booker, and Castro) will undoubtedly (unfortunately) receive the majority of the questions this coming week on CNN, Senators Klobuchar and Bennet, like the Governors and some of the other candidates running, should receive additional consideration because they also have demonstrated that they could be viable Presidential candidates as well.
For more information on Senator Klobuchar, please visit her website.
For more information on Senator Bennet, please visit his website.
Featured image from the Chronicle of Social Change. From left to right are Senator Sherrod Brown, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Senator Michael Bennet.